Menu Monday – April 13

Good news, I think I figured out that milk is my main digestive problem. For the past week or more I’ve been using lactose-free milk in my morning oatmeal and to cook with, and no stomach issues! I’ve even had ice cream a couple of times with no problem. I’m so relieved that I don’t have to go completely dairy-free because cheese is like the best thing ever.

On to my menu:

  • Turkey burgers with homemade fries – It’s kind of sad that premade turkey patties were $3.99 at the store and ground turkey was on sale for $2.99. Why do we pay extra for convenience? I also notice that pre-trimmed asparagus is generally a dollar more than just plain asparagus, when you’re getting less and trimming takes less than a minute to do yourself.
  • Green Pepper Casserole – This is very similar to my Ground Chicken Casserole except with bell pepper instead of peas and no sour cream. Delicious.
  • Honey, Soy and Garlic Chicken – Asian inspired and very good. I’ll be serving it with mashed potatoes. Something I’ve always wanted to do is to take leftover mashed potatoes and make gnocchi out of them. No idea what I’d do with it, but it looks like fun to make.
  • Turkey Sausage and Noodles – Egg noodles were on sale so I decided to make this dish. I love all recipes with turkey sausage, they’re just so flavorful and fun.
  • Garlic Parmesan Chicken with Broccoli Edamame Rice – This is one of our favorite chicken dishes though I usually leave out the Parmesan. I love this rice too, the vegetables make it a lovely healthy side dish and even my picky boyfriend will eat edamame.
  • Honey and Soy Tofu with Broccoli and Brown Rice – This is such a nice, easy dish and it tastes like a stir fry. I love tofu, it’s such a cheap way to get protein when you don’t want to deal with meat.

Once again, just the ingredients for dinners without other things like snacks and milk and other necessities came out to about $35. That’s dinner for two at a restaurant. Shopping the store deals and planning your menu around it can really save you money on groceries.

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